Definition of conference
1a : a meeting of two or more persons for discussing matters of common concern The president is in conference with his advisers.b : a usually formal interchange of views : consultation a conference on climate changec : a meeting of members of the two branches of a legislature to adjust differencesd : caucus
3a : a representative assembly or administrative organization of a religious denominationb : a territorial division of a religious denomination
4 : an association of athletic teams a football conference
conferentialplay \ˌkän-fə-ˈren(t)-shəl\ adjective
Examples of conference in a Sentence
The organization held its annual conference in New York this year.
national conferences on women's health
a conference of foreign ministers
Our boss called a conference to discuss the new changes.
He spent an hour in conference with the president.
the champions of the American Football Conference
Recent Examples of conference from the Web
Throughout the day, kids can participate in baseball and softball clinics, skills games, a kids home run derby, a kids press conference with a MLB Legend and much more.
About 30 people attended a news conference Sunday with Arkansas Stop the Violence, which is seeking more resources to fight poverty and crime in the southern half of the city.
The only teams in the conference with worse odds than the Mavericks are the Sacramento Kings and Phoenix Suns with 1,000-to-1 odds.
Meanwhile, the president of India was in Washington and did not do the traditional press conference with his American counterpart.
The work group's meeting will be held inside the third floor conference room of City Hall, 601 W. Jefferson St. Reporter Phillip M. Bailey can be reached at 502-582-4475 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The award was announced during the conference's annual meeting this week in Miami Beach, Fla.
Senators on both ends of the Republican conference have demanded amendments to the proposal in exchange for their votes that go well beyond a continuous coverage requirement.
AL.com is counting down to the 2017 SEC football season on Sept. 2 by presenting the No. 1 player to wear each number 1 through 99 in the conference's history.
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CONFERENCE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of conference for English Language Learners
: a formal meeting in which many people gather in order to talk about ideas or problems related to a particular topic (such as medicine or business) usually for several days
: a formal meeting in which a small number of people talk about something
: a group of sports teams that play against each other and that are part of a larger league of teams
CONFERENCE Defined for Kids
Definition of conference for Students
: a meeting for discussion or exchange of opinions
Legal Definition of conference
2 : a meeting of members of the two branches of a legislature especially to adjust differences in the provisions of a bill passed in different forms by the two branches; also : conference committee
3 : caucus
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